|Title||Hastings from the London Road|
|Collection||Hastings Museum and Art Gallery|
|Artist||Aglio, Agostino Maria (Italian painter and scenographer, 1777-1857, active in Great Britian)|
|Date Earliest||about 1820|
|Date Latest||about 1830|
In this painting Aglio depicted the landscape around the town of Hastings. The view is similar to his Entrance to Hastings from the London Road (inv. no. HASMG:951.10), although here the artist has chosen to represent the town from further away. This allowed more to be shown of the dramatic cliffs on which Hastings is set, making a pleasing and interesting composition.
The painting reflects a growing interest in depicting local landscapes at the beginning of the nineteenth century that can also be seen in the works of English artists such as Constable and Gainsborough.
|Current Accession Number||HASMG:946.64.8|
|Subject||landscape; townscape; place (Hastings)|
|Measurements||41.0 x 60 cm.0 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Publications||Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in East Sussex, London, 2005, ill. p. 288.|
|Notes||See also a similar view by the artist, inv. no. HASMG:951.10.|
|Rights Owner||Hastings Museum and Art Gallery|